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Meet The Katalis EV1000 - An Electric Bike Inspired By WWII Fighter Planes

The bike hails from Indonesia and costs a pretty penny in the States

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With EVs becoming more and more common, we’re starting to get used to seeing some standout products (both in a good and bad way).

One such bike is the new EV1000 electric bike that’s built by Indonesia-based Katalis in collaboration with popular premium automobile seller, TheArsenale. This motorcycle takes inspiration from old-school WWII fighter aircrafts.

Katalis X TheArsenale - EV1000 Electric Bike

Meet The Katalis EV1000 - An Electric Bike Inspired By WWII Fighter Planes
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Dubbed the EV1000, it is made by Indonesian bikemaker Katalis in collaboration with TheArsenale

One look at the Katalis EV1000 and it’ll leave you spell-bound, thanks to its one-off design. The bike wears stunning, riveted, aircraft-inspired bodywork that hides all the bike’s components inside it.

Everything - the suspension, bodywork, solid wheel covers - comes covered in a sinister matte black shade, topped by TheArsenale-inspired bright orange graphics which adds a bit of flair to the otherwise sober livery.

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If you look closely, you can also appreciate the finer details such as this heavy machinery-inspired starter switch instead of a conventional keyhole

What makes this bike even more special, though, are the little details. For instance, instead of a normal ignition key, Katalis has equipped the EV1000 with a heavy machinery-style on-off switch. This is swagger-ed up by an analog voltage meter on the opposite side, again inspired by big machines.

The only “exposed” component here would be the fairly tall handlebar which, coupled with the bike’s uncomfortable-looking seat, should result in a fairly upright riding posture.

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You also get an analog voltmeter. How cool is that!

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Diving deeper, the bodywork hides under it a 1kW, brushless motor, and a 2.1kWh battery pack. These help the bike reach a top speed of 80kmph (50mph) while offering a range of 56-miles.

Meanwhile, the underpinnings comprise KYB USD forks, dual shock absorbers, and single disc brakes at both ends.

Meet The Katalis EV1000 - An Electric Bike Inspired By WWII Fighter Planes
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Do you like old-school aircrafts? Then, this electric bike based on WW II fighters planes is probably cater-built for you

Apart from all this, the company hasn’t revealed other details like the weight, seat height, tire size, and charging time, possibly because this isn’t exactly a mass-market product.

Katalis EV1000 Price

Why, you ask? Well, simply because of its asking price. At $9,999, the Katalis EV100 doesn’t come across as a value-for-money prospect, simply because there are better EVs available at a much lower price. Heck, you can even get full-sized e-bikes for a similar price.

Still, Katalis claims the EV1000 will help youngsters transition from gas-powered bikes to e-bikes. We aren’t exactly sure ‘how’ with this price tag, though.

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